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SCSFA Strategic Planning Survey

The SC State Firefighters’ Association Executive Committee and Staff wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We hope and pray that 2021 will be a safe and healthy year for South Carolina’s Firefighters! To continue the mission of the SCSFA: to serve our membership as the…

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Are you a volunteer or combination fire department in SC? Have you applied for a VSAFE Grant to seek funding for critically needed fire & rescue equipment for your team?

Time is running out. The deadline for applications is this Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:59 pm. South Carolina State Fire has provided a mechanism to allow departments to learn about the grant process, what is allowable, how to apply and other tips for a…

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Clemson University Offers First Responder Discount for Drone Course

Clemson University is offering an Applied Drone Technology course for industry practitioners that starts February 1st, 2021.  This 5-week online course teaches fundamental commercial drone operations and software applications. The key learning objectives include 1) passing the FAA Part 107 exam, 2) learning to create…

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Neighbors App by Ring

The SC State Firefighters’ Association is sharing a new form of communicating with your local neighborhood to create safer neighborhoods, promote fire prevention and education. The Neighbors App by Ring, provides local public safety agencies, just like yours, an additional means to educate, prepare and…

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Operation Clear Track and Rail Safety Week September 22, 2020

The South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association is joining first responder agencies in the U.S. and Canada for “Operation Clear Track” — the single largest rail-safety initiative in North America. Coordinated by Amtrak, Operation Lifesaver Inc. and Operation Lifesaver Canada, Operation Clear Track aims to reduce…

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SC Firefighters – WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please watch the short video from the SC State Firefighters’ Association Executive Director, Charlie King as he asks for your help with the Firefighter Cancer Bill – S1071 “Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan“.  The Firefighter Cancer Health Care Benefit Plan, Senate Bill S1071, continues…

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Keep Your SCSFA Membership Info Up-To-Date

SCSFA Members, Did you know that if your membership information that is maintained in the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association’s database is not correct or kept up to date the many valuable benefits and resources you receive as a member could be lost?  So how…

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SC Interagency Drone Users Consortium Virtual Open House

The South Carolina Interagency Drone Users Consortium – SCiDUC – a nonprofit association of drone pilots, facilitators & UAS decision makers are hosting a virtual open house October 21, 2020 at 10am.  Its membership is exclusive to federal, state and local government employees. SCiDUC has…

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SC Forestry Commission Accepting 2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Grant Applications

The SC Forestry Commission is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA)/National Fire Plan (NFP) Grant.  This grant is often referred to as the “forestry” grant within the fire service.  Application deadline is October 1, 2020.  All applications must be post marked by…

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Throwback Thursday Video Session – Fire-Rescue 2019 Tajh Boyd

Today, the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association releases the seventh edition of Throwback Thursday video sessions. The SCSFA will post on FireWire each Thursday at 10:00 AM videos from our archives. We are sharing these past videos that contain great nuggets of knowledge from past…

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